Coming This Spring: iSpring 7.1 — To the Cloud and Beyond

The iSpring team has a long-cherished tradition of pushing the envelope in e-Learning technology, and it is now our pleasure to announce that we’re continuing in that tradition with the release of iSpring Version 7.1, now in the final stages of production. Don’t be fooled by that little “point one” in the version number, though — this release contains a couple of revolutionary new features, including PPT-to-Video/YouTube and integrated publishing to our brand-new content-sharing platform, iSpring Cloud.

iSpring 7.1: share presentations and convert PowerPoint to video

Features

  • Direct publishing to iSpring Cloud
  • PowerPoint-to-Video and direct publishing to YouTube (iSpring Suite only)
  • Improvements and bugfixes in general functionality

iSpring Cloud

What is iSpring Cloud? Well, that’s a big announcement. This is the solution for the folks out there who want to share interactive, media-rich PowerPoint content and track views without all the extra bells and whistles of a full-fledged Learning Management System.

That’s right: now you can share your presentations from your own personalized, secure content library without having to manage a separate website or LMS. Simply publish to the Cloud from PowerPoint, then share via direct link, email, or social media. Also, if you do have a blog or website, you can place iSpring-generated content in the perfect eye-catching location on your site by embedding it directly. As always, all your content will display beautifully on any device, whether stationary or mobile.

PPT-to-Video/YouTube

This is a feature which has been steadily growing in demand, so we’re more than happy to offer the finished product, the result of long hours of careful development by our first-class team. Many of you are already aware that we offer this functionality as a standalone PowerPoint add-in called iSpring River, but now it’s been enhanced even further by being included in our first-class e-Learning authoring tool, iSpring Suite.

Consequently, all your audio narrations which you’ve added with the ultra-convenient Narration Editor will be preserved when you convert your .PPT(X) to .MP4. Not only that, you can enter your YouTube login details directly in the PowerPoint interface and make your presentation available to the whole world with just one click.

So, in summation, buckle up and get ready for launch, because the Cloud is waiting…

We hope you enjoy these new advances we have to share. We’re already putting the finishing touches on 7.1, so stay tuned!

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16 comments on “Coming This Spring: iSpring 7.1 — To the Cloud and Beyond
  1. Bill says:

    Looking forward to trying this out. Good luck getting it launched!

  2. Anand says:

    These extra features are need of the hour for my current projects, look forward to download and try these out.

  3. Guido says:

    Cool ! i m waiting!

  4. iSpring says:

    Thanks for your kind words, Bill. We believe you’ll enjoy using our new, even better product.

  5. iSpring says:

    Thanks Anand, we are glad you are just as excited as we are! Once it’s out – we’ll let you know!

  6. iSpring says:

    Thank you Guido! Stay tuned, we’ll keep you informed on how we are progressing.

  7. iSpring Bugs says:

    Please don’t forget about this MAJOR BUG in the 7.1 update (or sooner) Hope you get it done:
    community.ispringsolutions.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=5263

    Product name: Ispring QuizMaker 7

    Description: As detailed here http://community.ispringsolutions.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=5263 the quiz maker should have the ability to remove all .woff and .ttf fonts from their quizzes. Simply deleting these files from the data folder manually introduces a significant delay in loading time as the quiz is searching for these font files. They are not necessary for most quizzes and take up over 88% of the quiz file’s space. This options should be under Publish -> Web -> Mobile (HTML5) and set all fonts to use “Arial” by default and remove any references and files to these .woff and .ttf files. Setting all fonts in Slide View still leaves these embedded fonts so it is necessary to rewrite QuizMaker’s code to do this.

    Title of the new feature: Remove All Embedded Fonts And Replace With Arial
    Example: An option should be there to remove these embedded fonts in the Publish -> Web -> Mobile (HTML5) menu.

    Additional information and reference: See here: community.ispringsolutions.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=5263

  8. iSpring says:

    Hi and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! The thing is that currently other fonts are used for feedback messages and other text units inside the tool. That’s the reason they are reflected in the data folder as well. Once the possibility of changing the fonts for all messages appears, you’ll be the first to know.

  9. Dr. Jordan Weinstein says:

    Will River be able to convert video from iSpring Presenter narrations? Or do the narrations have to be added within PowerPoint?

  10. iSpring says:

    Thank you for your post here!
    iSpring River will not save the audio narration from iSpring Presenter since it can not interact with other iSpring add-ins. However, iSpring River will be represented as part of iSpring Suite 7.1 and will provide you with a facility to save the audio from the Manage Narration editor. I believe the best thing to do at this point is to try this option out and consider upgrade to iSpring Suite 7.1 if this works for you.

  11. Dr. Jordan Weinstein says:

    Thanks. Do you mean try out River just to see the functionality until 7.1 is released?

  12. iSpring says:

    I would suggest you try iSpring River now as a standalone software and some time later as part of iSpring Suite 7.1. So you will be able to learn its benefits before and decide if it costs the money.

  13. Dr. Jordan Weinstein says:

    As long as you confirm that River functionality (i.e. exporting to video) will be part of Suite 7.1, I am ready to buy today.

  14. iSpring says:

    Glad to hear that my reply was of help! Of course, if you have any questions regarding iSpring products functionality, please let us know at support@ispringsolutions.com, and we will be happy to assist you shortly!

  15. Joe Ganci says:

    Hurry, hurry, hurry! Can’t wait!

  16. iSpring says:

    Thanks for the comment, Joe! There’s electricity in the air here at iSpring. Our developers are burning the midnight oil, putting on the finishing touches :)

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